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Great food and great granita's! You don't come here for the coffee. Have an espresso on the side for some taste change-up with the food...that's the purpose the coffee serves here. A lot of points here for atmosphere!
We go here everytime we are in Melbourne. It is a step back in time - they serve Vittoria coffee - strong and robust. Seating is on stools at the servery bar - limited menu - good selection of cakes and also a big plate of spaghetti bolognese - go there more for the experience as it has not changed... Read more
2 Skinny Flat Whites
cafe #1 on our coffee tour, ristretto was deliciously oily with a smooth crema.
Once again, a trip to Melbourne (from Sydney) for the Coffee Expo. No trip is complete without popping in to Pellegrinos just to remind me how important it is to never, ever get complacent.
I've noticed for at least 10 years that this place is a pox on the Melbourne coffee scene.... Read more
Hats off to them for being the first coffee machine in Melbourne. That's lifetime cred. And Pellegrini's is an institution for many things, but definitely, absolutely not for coffee. There are many, many places I'd rather go than here for a cup - dozens of other places in the... Read more
Gotta say I haven't had a bad coffee here. Service is not catering to your every whim but so be it.
My man person LOVES this place, but have never bothered coming in with him. Finally am here for an emergency post dinner espresso. Not really worth the effort. Super authentic Italian bar/restaurant vibe, amazing slice of lemon ricotta cheesecake but really average coffee. Vittoria? No thanks. Come... Read more
After reading "The Espresso Quest" and finding myself in the CBD, I had to search out the famous Pellegrini's...
Turns out I need not have bothered.
The shot was thin and lifeless, and lacked any sort of flavour. The barrista was very perfunctory, grunting to acknowledge... Read more
After reading glowing accolades from the Melbourne Coffee review, I was excited to visit Pellegrini's. The review included the bold statement that "if you haven't been to Pellegrini's you can't possibly understand the Melbourne coffee scene". As per the review, I expected friendly service and... Read more